Markeaton Park is Derby’s most visited park and is one of the most popular attractions in the East Midlands. It offers a place to escape from day to day living and city life and experience a little bit of countryside on Derby’s doorstep.
For more information on things to do and see on the park including, facilities, sports, walks and a photo gallery.
Find out what events and activities are taking place on the park and how you can get involved, including volunteer opportunities.
For more information on the popular play area, including details of all the centres facilities.
Find out what's on offer at the Craft Village and Orangery Café, including opening times and details of craft units that are available to let
Discover the parks history and find out about the planned improvements that will be completed from 2013 to 2017.
The main entrances to the park are near Markeaton traffic island and at Markeaton Lane. You can also walk to the park through walkways all around the park - there are a number of paths along Kedleston Road.
The park is on cycle route 66 which runs near the east side of the park. It links up to the National cycle route 54. For more information on cycling, visit the Cycle Derby page.
There are two car parks - the main car park, near the pitch and putt course, is accessible from Markeaton Island, DE22 4AA. It has a 2m height restriction. The other car park, near the Mundy Play Centre, is accessible from Markeaton Lane, DE22 4NH.
Parking costs £1.90 for up to two hours, £3.00 for up to four hours and £4.00 for over four hours.
If you are disabled, parking is free when you display a Blue Badge. There are parking spaces available in both car parks, and you can also park near the walled gardens.
There are also 500 spaces available on weekends at the University of Derby campus off Kedleston Road, only a 4 minute walk from the Mundy Play Centre DE22 1GB – Please use car park 1 which is the first car park on the right side as you go up the drive.
Markeaton Park is on the following bus routes : Swift, 5, 29, 90, 108, 202, Allestree Green and Blue.
For more information, telephone Traveline on: 0871 200 2233.
Please download the Markeaton Park 2016 Opening Times Final
Toilets in Mundy Play Centre and the Craft Village are open 8.30am to 4.00pm
There are 4 disabled toilets on Markeaton Park, all which require Radar keys. Two in the Mundy Play Centre and two in the Craft Village.
Please be aware that Parks buildings have limited opening so all facilities are only available when Parks buildings are in use.